Underneath The Layers

3 John 1:2

“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth”

Today’s Word

Uncover

bare, discover, exhibit, reveal, expose, display, encounter, find, discover, find, extract

The other day I was working in my garden, wondering where I was going to plant some flowers. When I first moved into my home almost 6 years ago my sister Danielle had bought me some flowers and bulbs. Every year the bulbs had come back accept for last year. Not thinking anything about it, I decided to plant the flowers in their place. As I started tilling the ground I saw what looked like baby bulbs that had new roots. Well look at that, it was.

When I got through pulling them out, I counted them and there were 13. They had dirt and layers of dead skin on them. So I thought that I would take them in the house, wash them off, put them in water to allow the roots to grow some more, so that I could replant or water culture them.

After 2 days I decided to take them out to see if there was any progression. In the 1st picture you can see how muddy and dark the water was. You could barely see the bulbs and in the 2nd picture is how the bulbs actually looked.

As I was taking the bulbs out, I could smell the decay and the rot. I ran cold water over them so that I could start taking off the access layers in the places that had began to decay and rot. As I was taking the layers off I could smell the rot and in certain places I could see the decay. Some bulbs had multiple layers and some did not. I had to be very careful in taken off the layers so that I wouldn’t destroy or damage them in the process. I noticed at the bottom there was a darkness and a hardness, almost like a blockage to keep the roots from growing.

Once I had taken as much as I could off , you could see the difference in the 3rd and 4th picture. I ended up with more than I started with, 18 to be exact. Though some of the rotteness was still visible the bulbs still has potential to grow. Look how clear the water is now.

Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heat, and bindeth up all their wounds”

In life, if we do not continually shed the unnecessary layers such as pain, rejection, unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, jealousy, bitterness, resentment, pride, fear, doubt, etc. it will start to eat at us and cause us to become sick and will began to rote.

Our inner turmoil or peace will always reveal itself within our lives.

The great thing about the love of God is that he want throw you away just because of what you look like or what you have done. Even underneath the layers you still have value and worth. If he has to reach way down to get you, he will. He is a healer, a deliver and a restorer, but we have to allow him to complete the work.

Trust me, with both my hands up, I know how hard it is at times. The process is long and it is hard, but when you get to the other side of through you will be able to grow, blossom, bloom and produce more than when you started.

Song List

Worth It by Lecrae

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Underneath The Layers

  1. Thank you for your post this morning! My Sister and I had a visit and talked about this exact thing but instead of flower bulbs it was onions! How the Lord takes off our layers and bring healing in our lives as we cooperate with Him. I have been on a journey of healing from anxiety, depression, and finding my identity in Jesus! The Lord is so incredibly faithful to us we just have to stop fighting and “ be still.” He has already provided it all for us! But it does take time and all He wants is our surrender to Him! I think this is such a touchy subject within the church. Mental health is not something that is talked about often. I think there are so many hurting people that are not open because they may feel shamed as a Christian because “you shouldn’t “ be anxious or depressed! But if we are a church that is real in our suffering we then can be there to encourage and lift one another up. We need fellowship we need each other! It is ultimately Jesus who will bring the healing but for me it was so helpful to have friends that I could share with. To tell me again I am not alone and encourage me and point me back to Jesus. We were meant for fellowship! Thanks again for your post and May the Lord continue to bless you as your write these beautiful posts!

    Like

    • Thank you and may God Bless you. You are absolutely right it isn’t talked about much in church among other things. That’s why we have to continue to share our truth that will not only help heal us, but others. We overcome by the blood of the lamb and the words of our testimony.
      We are better when we can do it together. I need you just as much as you need me. Not being ashamed to need help.
      Hang in there, because you are never alone, even in the times that you may feel lonely. 💜

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s